News SD Gundam Sangokuden TV Anime Confirmed for April
posted on 2010-02-22 23:13 EST
The April issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero Ace magazine is confirming on Friday that an SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors television anime series has been green-lit. The anime will premiere on April 3 at 10:15 a.m. on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. TV Tokyo's 10:00-10:30 a.m. timeslot on Saturdays is currently occupied by the Sgt. Frog (Keroro Gunsō) anime series.
The Hobby Net retail website had already listed a television anime adaptation of Bandai's SD Gundam Sangokuden plastic model line in a January 22 update. A separate anime film called Chō Denei-ban SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors will open in Japan on February 27. A manga called BB Senshi Sangokuden ~Senshin Kettō-hen~ has been running in Kerokero Ace.
The SD Gundam Sangokuden model series features the heroes of the Chinese literary classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms — only they have been re-imagined as two-head-high Super Deformed Gundam robots. Liu Bei (Ryū Bi) Gundam, Guan Yu (Kan U) Gundam, and Zhang Fei (Chō Hi) Gundam protect the legendary continent Mirisha from General Dong Zhuo (Tō Taku) Zaku, the assassin Hu Zhen (Ko Shin) Gyan, and other enemies.
Update: More background and story information added.
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